All those left over topics that don't seem to match anywhere else... like that lost sock under the bed.

Making "Gum Wrapper Chains" with Recycled Gift Wrap

For a Christmas stocking stuffer I had bought Tim and the kids an old fashioned Wrigley's Gum tin stuffed with Juicy Fruit, Double Mint, and Spearmint gum. We finally opened a pack yesterday (okay, we don't chew a lot of gum around here!) and I was disappointed when I noticed there was no outer wrapper around the gum, just the foil inner wrapper. When I was a little girl I use to make gum wrapper chains all the time. Not only did I save wrappers, but had everyone else I knew save their wrappers for me. I can remember how excited I was when my chain was finally as tall as I was. Then, I can remember working on it and getting it so long it crossed a wall in my room. My plan was to circle my room. Never made it that far, but long before computers and dvds could distract us during inside play time, gum wrapper chains were a fun way to pass some time. We also fashioned necklaces, bracelets and rings out of the wrappers.

I have been told that you can still buy some gum that has...Read more

Happy Easter

Wishing you and your families a Blessed and Beautiful Easter!

Michelle and Kimara

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One Generation to Another

 

For the past couple of months, I have been on a hiatus from my other blog, One Generation To Another. I know I have a lot of readers here at Wee Folk Art that often visited One Gen. I just wanted to let those readers know that One Gen is up and running again! So, if you were a reader, come on back. If you've never made your way over, I'd love to have you!                                    

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Holiday Break

 

Like most of you, the next couple of weeks are going to be very busy! Starting, gulp, day after tomorrow, our home will be swarming with out-of-town guests, and the celebrating will begin. Although I couldn't be happier, I do feel like a deer in headlights. Rather stunned. Where did all the time go? I had months to finish every thing, now I'm down to days. Fortunately, I have all my projects done except the afghan for my son and daughter-in-law, but I'm not throwing in the towel yet!

In order to really enjoy the holidays, Michelle and I are taking the next 2 weeks off. We will check comments and emails so we can answer questions, but we will not have any new blog entries. While we are off, we hope you still make use of our site, if time permits! 

What do we have planned for the New Year? Plenty! To begin with, I've promised the pattern and directions for the Hobby Horses...that will be one of my first projects. I have been hankering to make some door stops. There are ideas for a few different kind playing gentle on my mind. You can expect to see them surfacing in January....Read more

Some serious issues...

Sigh... we have been trying to work with our new blog theme but are finding some inherent errors in the programing. So LOL - we will be changing things up yet again. Once we find the right fit I swear we will stop re-designing every other week (trust me - I'd rather be crafting than programming!!!). In the meantime, feel free to browse the site amongst a bit of chaos!

UPDATE - By George I think we got it! Tim spend a few minutes muddling with the coding for us and whala... he found the major glitch. We have since been busy trying to correct any formatting issues but please let us know if you find something really wonky. I know that some of the numbering is doubled in some of the directions... but as far as I can tell everything is usable and laid out so much more user friendly than a few days ago (all that crazy text wrapping).

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